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The Week Ahead: Small Business Week , charity events and more in Lancaster

Celebrate Small Business Week at your favorite small business.
Celebrate Small Business Week at your favorite small business.

This week is Small Business Week. The Small Business Administration defines a small business as “one that is independently owned and operated, is organized for profit, and is not dominant in its field.” Small Businesses are certainly thriving in Lancaster. Assets is a great resource here in Lancaster for both established and aspiring small business owners.


Enjoy an Art Happy Hour Tuesday! The Roaring Brook Market will hold an Art Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 13 May. The Market is located at 155 East King Street.

The Senior Show continues at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 30 May. Admission to the gallery is free. May gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

James Warhol’s exhibit, “Visiting a Pop Icon,” continues at the Demuth Museum. The exhibit by Andy Warhol’s nephew will continue through 6 July. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturday and again Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Museum is located at 120 East King Street.

The Annex 24 Gallery offers a variety of artists. The current exhibit runs through 1 June. Gallery hours are: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallery is located at 24 West Walnut Street.

Miesse Candies is the theme of its sponsored art exhibit this month at the Friendship Heart Gallery. The Gallery is located at 118 North Water Street. The exhibit runs through 5 June.


The Lancaster Barnstormers controlled the game Sunday, beating the Long Island Ducks 8-1. The team gathers rest Monday before greeting rival York Revolution for a trio here at home. Tuesday will be Senior Games Night. Wednesday and Thursday are Youth Soccer Nights. Wednesday is also Wing Wednesday by Joe’s Famous Wings ‘n Wieners. For just $28 enjoy all you can eat wings and draft beer or soda from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those three games all begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Barnstormers will travel south for a trio at Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.


This week is National Small Business Week. On Wednesday, Assets is hosting a free Small Business, Big Impact Mixer. Any small business owner or supporter is invited. From 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be open networking. At 5:30 p.m. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, Director of Fellowship and Alumni at BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), will be the guest speaker. She will then also lead a Q&A period and short discussions. The program will close at 6:30 p.m. The Mixer will take place at the Southern Market Center, 100 South Queen Street.

Do you use LinkedIn to its full potential? Would you like to learn how? Community First Fund (CFF) will hold a hands on workshop Tuesday on getting the most out of LinkedIn. The 13 May workshop will run 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CFF is located at 30 West Orange Street. Admission is free, but click here to reserve your spot.

The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) is holding a networking session for its members on Tuesday. The session, called “Get Connected”, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Farm & Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. It is open to Chamber members only. On Wednesday, Chamber members and guests will hold a mixer at Cork Factory Hotel, 480 New Holland Avenue.

Charity Events

HOPE International will hold its annual dinner and silent auction on Thursday. HOPE International works to end the cycle of poverty. The dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street. The silent auction will be both live during the dinner and online. For more information, visit


Cloth diapering is much more economical and environmentally friendly than disposal ones. The Mulberry Street Diaper Co. is holding a free educational session: Cloth Diapering 101. The session is scheduled 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May. Founder Anna Rice will answer all your cloth diaper related questions. Space is limited thought so do register soon. The company is located at 351 North Mulberry Street.

Food & Drink

Carmen & David’s Creamery, 25 North Prince Street, has announced their spring hours. They will be open Sundays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays they will be open noon to 10 p.m. Saturday hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Commonwealth on Queen will hold a BYOB Pop-Up Dinner with Buono Tavola from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 16 May. Dinner is a fresh pasta. There is also a glutton free pasta option. Costs range from $29 to $34. Space is limited. Register by clicking here.

Community Haus will hold its Taco Tuesday Community Meal Night Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no charge for this weekly event, but attendees are asked to register beforehand. The Community Haus is located at 428 South Prince Street.

Lancaster Central Market will be open Tuesday and Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The historic farmer’s market offers both traditional regional delights as well as various ethnic foods. Coffees and teas are also to be found at the Market.


Lancaster Public Works will continue to flush the water distribution system through 30 May. Each main will be cleaned during this period. The flushing may cause city residents to notice a cloudiness to their water and a drop in water pressure during the flushing. If your water appears cloudy, let it run for a moment. If the problem continues, call the Water Quality Lab at 717-291-4818.

Health & Fitness

Is getting fit your New Year Resolution? Click HERE for a list of upcoming runs. The 38th Annual Red Rose Run is next month but you can register today! To register, go to

Biking more your thing? The Lancaster Bike Club has several rides scheduled. For more information, go to

Tellus360, 24 E King Street, offers yoga class on the roof on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and again on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Yoga on the Roof will also be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The West End Yoga, 221 West Walnut Street, holds classes throughout the week as well.

The Roaring Brook Market will hold a Morning Hypnosis Session for Stress Relief from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on 17 May. The Market is located at 155 East King Street.

May is Healthy Vision Month. Monday the Red Rose Council of the Blind will meet at VisionCorps, 244 North Queen Street. The two-hour meeting will be held at 4 p.m.

Library Events

Knitting can be a relaxing craft. Learn how to knit at the Library! This free session is held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and is for children and teens. The Library also holds Citizenship Lancaster classes at 6 p.m. every Monday. The sessions are designed to help people become citizens of the US. Registration is required. To register, call the Library at 717-394-2651 ext. 105. Tuesday, the Library offers Legos & More as well as a Teen Gaming session. The Lancaster Public Library’s History Book Club meets Wednesday. On Tuesdays and Saturdays the Library holds regular Literacy Classes for those wishing to communicate better in English. Tuesday classes are at 1 p.m. and Saturday classes are at 11 a.m. Classes are free but do require registration. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

Music & Dance

It’s a busy week at Tellus360 this week. DJ Salinger will be there 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday for Wirelessless Wednesday. For tickets and more information on this week’s performances, visit Tellus360 at

Blu Jay will perform Friday at the Federal Taphouse as part of Lancaster’s Music Friday. The rock and blues band will take the stage at 10:15 p.m. The Taphouse is located at 201 North Queen Street.

Sugarcoat will perform at the Village Saturday. StarChild will also appear as a special guest. The show begins at 9 p.m. The Village Nightclub is located at 205 North Christian Street.

SACA – Spanish American Civic Association

SACA is holding a fundraiser Fiesta on Thursday, 15 May. The party is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 545 Pershing Avenue. Tickets are $40 per person.

Looking Ahead …

On Saturday, 24 May there will be a March Against Monsanto at Penn Square. The March will begin at 2 p.m. There will be speakers and workshops as well as vendors and GMO free food samples available to help raise awareness.

Next month, Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity will complete four new energy efficient homes in southwest Lancaster as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2014. For more information on the Home Builders Blitz or to volunteer and/or make a donation, contact Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity at 717-392-8836.

The City is full of things to do and see and therefore the events above listed are by no means a comprehensive list. Subscribe to receive updates on events and happenings that keep Lancaster City Buzz-ing!

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